The West Michigan Golf show gets underway this weekend (Feb. 13 – 15) in Grand Rapids. It’s a great way to forget about the cold and snow and dream of warm sun and grass. A few highlights:
Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen, the current National PGA Teacher of the Year, and Brian Manzella, a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher will provide free seminars.
Friday is Ladies’ Night, with special events, seminars and giveaways. The first 500 women on Friday receive a goodie bag.
At Treetops Par-3 Challenge patrons will compete for prizes at a fully landscaped par-3 and with a chance to win $25,000 while raising funds for Patriot Golf Day.
A club demo area with a huge indoor hitting net allows players to test the latest from top club manufacturers.
The Bridgestone Golf Ball-Fitting Challenge booth will help players find the best ball for their game with the The Science Eye Launch Monitor. Ball fitting. It’s a thing.
The new “Mizuno Iron Shaft DNA” fitting booth will fit players to the best shaft and shaft flex for their swing. Only taking 5-10 minutes, the fitting process results in five key metrics about each participant’s “shaft DNA.”
Top golf courses and resorts in Michigan as well as destination courses in Indiana, Kentucky and Florida will offer pre-season values and tee times will exhibit.
At the PGA Family Fun Zone, kids can take a swing at Golfzilla, take part in clinics from The First Tee, or play a round of Putt-Putt golf! Plus great info on PGA Jr. League Golf and the Drive, Chip, & Putt Championship.
The Michigan P.G.A. and Boyne Resorts will provide golf pros for free lessons all weekend.
Sponsored by Gun Lake Casino, the $10,000 Longest Putt Challenge will also raise funds for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Benefitting First Tee of West Michigan, there’s a Saturday morning pancake breakfast (for only $5) starting at 9 AM in the Grand Gallery at DeVos Place.
26 West Michigan courses will have booths
Sunday is “Junior Golf Day” with the first 100 kids receiving a free golf glove and a voucher for a free bucket of range balls— every day of the year!—from Maple Hill.
And of course, shopping, shopping and more shopping.